Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  16 October 1936 (USA)
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A crusading newspaper editor recruits his old friend Hoppy to take the job of marshal in a town rife with vice and murder directed at helpless miners.



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Complete credited cast:
Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Gail Sheridan ...
Lilli Marsh
Morris Ankrum ...
Blackie (as Stephen Morris)
William Janney ...
Buddy Cassidy
Irving Bacon ...
Peg Leg Holden
Grant Richards ...
Bob Claiborne
John Beck ...
Editor Bob Saunders
Luke (credit only)
Ernie Adams ...
Assayer Benson
Joe Rickson ...
Henchman Buck
Ray Whitley ...
Claude Smith ...


When a miner is murdered before he can file his claim, Editor Saunders sends for Hoppy. Now the new Marshal, Hoppy learns Lilli Marsh owns the murdered miner's claim and her henchman Blackie was the killer. After Hoppy and the ranchers take care of Blackie's gang, Hoppy goes alone to face Blackie and Lilli. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Hopalong Cassidy Meets the Queen of Mesa Grande and matches his wits and heart against her brains and beauty. See more »


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16 October 1936 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The seventh of sixty-six Hopalong Cassidy movies. See more »


At the beginning of the film when Peg Leg arrives in town, in a couple of the shots Irving Bacon's right foot is clearly visible behind him, indicating that the bottom half of his right leg has been strapped behind him. See more »


Windy Halliday: Deputize me, and I'll clean 'em up fer yuh.
Editor Bob Saunders: No, Windy. We must wait. We must have help - someone with brains as well as courage.
Windy Halliday: You go bringing in some outsider, and it'll be a plain case o' suicide. Why, they wouldn't have a chance!
Editor Bob Saunders: I feel sure the man I have in mind can take care of himself.
Windy Halliday: And who might this one man army be?
Editor Bob Saunders: A gentleman by the name of Hopalong Cassidy!
Windy Halliday: [stunned] Hoppy!
[he is beside himself with anticipatioon]
Windy Halliday: Holy smoke! Why didn't I think o' him before?
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Followed by Rustlers' Valley (1937) See more »


Camptown Races
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster (as Stephen Collins Foster)
Played in the Crystal Slipper saloon
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Hoppy cleans up Mesa Grande
29 March 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Who ever heard of a town called Big Table? Anyway, it was over run with the criminal element who would knock off stupid gold miners who didn't have brains enough not to come to town and shoot off their mouths about the big strike they just made at their secret gold mine. When Hoppy comes to town as the new marshall things change, you can bet. Good action western with lots of gunplay; and Hoppy even found himself a girlfriend.

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